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Schmidt is stepping down as executive chairman of Alphabet,
Google’s parent company. Schmidt will remain on
Alphabet’s board and serve as a technical adviser to the company.
is scrapping its system of flagging fake news because it had “the
opposite effect to what we intended.” The
company found that it could actually entrench people more
strongly in wrongly held beliefs.
Sachs is reportedly building a cryptocurrency trading
desk. The bank is preparing for a June launch,
Apple’s move into its new campus is creating a divide in the
company between employees who are moving and those who are being
left behind. “The rest of us will still be
taking silver van after silver van from building to building for
all of our meetings, wasting time, gas, and space,” an Apple
tricked Windows 10 face identification with a photo.
The latest versions of Windows 10 has fixed the flaw.
Meyer’s VC firm Ariadne Capital has gone into bankruptcy
administration. Meyer said that it’s because of the
actions of her former UK managing director.
is reportedly working on new clinical-grade heart monitoring
technology for the Apple Watch. The feature
would play into Apple’s broader ambition to turn the Apple Watch
into a clinical-grade health monitor.
filed a trademark for a YouTube-like competitor — even as it was
feuding with Google about access to the video site.
It filed a trademark for “AmazonTube” on December 5.
giant Daimler acquired a majority stake in French ride-hailing
app Chauffeur Privé. Daimler owns other ride hailing
apps like MyTaxi.
is reviewing Britain First’s social
accounts. Facebook’s European policy chief
Simon Milner also told British politicians on Tuesday it would
review the pair’s Facebook accounts.
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